Yacht Crew houses and accommodation in Palma de Mallorca
Written by Simon Osborne
Where to stay: Where’s the best place for crew to stay in Palma?
Similar to Antibes and Fort Lauderdale, Palma offers various job opportunities, and has a selection of houses and accommodation aimed specifically at yacht crew. Though Palma probably offers less actual “crew houses”, it still has many options for crew, due to the popularity of the location in the Mediterranean season.
Many of the same rules apply for Palma’s crew accommodation, they can offer the same advantages (Free Wi-Fi, washing facilities etc.) and you need to book as far ahead in advance as possible, before the Med season gets underway. Though there are usually always options in Palma, as renting a “house share” or a room in a flat with other crew, seems to be more popular than the dedicated crew houses found in Antibes and Fort Lauderdale.
Accommodation can be quite expensive, and much like Antibes, you can expect to pay an absolute minimum of €20-€25 per night for basic accommodation.
Suggested crew accommodation
See below for some information on the options available to you when staying in Palma de Mallorca. There is however, a range of choices for yacht crew and if you’re struggling to find somewhere, view a complete list of crew accommodation choices in Palma de Mallorca. It can also be a good idea to check local notice boards and papers, as well as network with crew to “buddy up” for accommodation.
A house dedicated to yacht crew and only 15 minutes’ walk to the marina and yacht club, the Crew Guest House Palma is a popular place to stay. A large, sunny house, it offers a kitchen, bathrooms, dining room, lounge, garden and BBQ. Facilities include satellite TV in bedrooms, Wi-Fi, computer, swimming pool, storage facilities and more. There are many rooms in the house; with long and short term rentals both available.
SUYT offers an alternative to a crew house or a hostel. They help provide crew with apartments from one bedroom right up to larger houses just for crew. House shares can be set up through SUYT, with apartments and houses all located within 10 minutes walking distance from STP and the marina. They can also help with excursions and travel plans should you wish to explore during your time staying in Palma.
Specialists in housing crew, Crew Accommodation Palma can help yacht crew find a house/apartment to rent during your stay. They have options from a one-bed flat to an eight-bedroom crew house and have a good reputation in the industry, so it might be worth contacting them to see what they can offer you. They will also be able to provide advice on what may be best suited for you, depending on your requirements and budget.
Again, Hostel Apuntadores is a general hostel for anyone, but can offer advantages for yacht crew. Located centrally and reasonably close to many tourist attractions, the marina, crew agents and shipyards, the hostel does attract yacht crew and offers laundry services, Wi-Fi, internet cafes, breakfast and English-speaking staff. Though the accommodation is very basic, the hostel is reportedly clean and friendly.
A budget hotel for anyone, Hotel Colon is again located in a good location for yacht crew looking for jobs. Just north of the centre, it’s only a five minute walk from the central bus and train stations and not too far from the marina, shipyard and crew agencies. It offers basic facilities including linen and towels, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a lounge area, private bathrooms and a 24h hour reception.